Our Programs

Core Program: Goju Ryu Karate

Goju Ryu (Hard, Soft) style of karate is one of the major styles practiced around the world. Techniques learned are especially useful when having to defend yourself in tight spaces.

Karate Training is enhanced with theories of combat and other martial art techniques which increase defensive abilities and understanding of Goju Ryu karate.

Karate is an excellent form of exercise! It utilizes your entire body, strengthening muscles and bones, increasing energy, improving sleep, reducing risk of chronic disease. It can be practiced solo, but we are also a community. We make friends in the dojo and from around the world.

National level Kata performance

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Everyone begins to learn karate at the recreational level. Each class is geared and adapted to age and physical ability.

Basic components you will begin to learn are “basics“, “kata” (forms), and “kumite” (sparring). As you progress, skill level expands with different katas, types of sparring and how to apply in self defense.

Children / Youth / Adults 13+

NEW – Women’s Class

We are the only karate school in Hamilton to provide women’s only classes. We want to do our part in breaking down barriers to participation in karate, a traditionally male-dominated activity.

This class will be taught by experienced female instructors under the same curriculum as regular classes. See the Women’s Class page for more details.


As a member of Karate Ontario, our students can compete at regional and provincial competitions. This can then lead to development as an elite athlete with the potential to compete on the Provincial or Canadian National Team.

Para Sport

We are developing programs and have worked closely with students with developmental or physical challenges. Para Provincial, National, and International bodies make high-level competition an attainable goal as well!

Exercise Programs

We offer a unique exercise program suitable for seniors, and those with physical challenges. The Martial Movements program utilizes the beneficial movements of karate to build and maintain strength, balance and overall health. Check out our schedule of classes and talk to us to decide if this might be a solution to staying active.


ACT facilitates offers seminars throughout the year. Olympic level Sparring, Kata seminars and Women’s Self Defense are a few available for individuals, groups or clubs.